Maurizio Pollini

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Birthday
5, 1942
Birthplace
Italy
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
5, 1942 (age 77)
Birthplace
Italy

About

Classical musician and left-wing political activist. He collaborated with major orchestras across Europe, the Far East, and the U.S.

Before Fame

He studied with famed Italian pianist Carlo Vidusso from the time he was 13 until the age of 18.

Trivia

He performed the first book of the composer's The Well-Tempered Clavier in celebration of Johann Sebastian Bach's tricentenary in 1985.

Family Life

His father was Italian rationalist architect Gino Pollini who introduced Italy to Modernist architecture during the 1930s.

Associated With

He won the 1960 International Chopin Piano Competition, prompting jury member Arthur Rubinstein to declare that he could play the piano better than any of the jury panel.